Peter Jedick

Jedick has written for all the major publications in Northeast Ohio. These include Cleveland Magazine, The Cleveland Press, The Plain Dealer, The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, Avenues Magazine and Sun Newspapers. He has written nationally for Baseball America. He also had the dubious honor of being the next reporter the Cleveland Press was going to hire before it folded. He has written two books on Cleveland history, LEAGUE PARK, and CLEVELAND: Where the East Coast Meets the Midwest. Both books sold out numerous printings. Author Peter Jedick in front of the Victory Bell on the Commons at Kent State during the 30th anniversary of the Kent student shootings, May 4th, 2000. Jedick's latest work is the novel HIPPIES, a love story set on the Kent State campus during the crazy times leading up to the tragedy of May 4th, 1970. The first edition of HIPPIES earned numerous positive reviews and its original web site attracted encouraging comments from all over the world. It is in its second printing, this time by Creative Arts Book Company of Berkeley, California. On a personal note Jedick recently received a couple of awards. On June 22, 2001 Jedick was awarded second prize in the Open Print Division of the Ohio Excellence in Journalism Competition. His essay, "An American in Paris," was published in the Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. It compared his collegiate trip to Paris with one his daughter Annie was about to take. And on September 14, 2001 he was inducted into the West Tech Hall of Fame. Even though the high school no longer exists, it has an alumni association most colleges would envy. Peter Jedick lives in Rocky River, Ohio, is married and has five children who believe his stories about half the time.
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It is the fall of 1941 at Cleveland's West Technical High School, one of the largest high schools in America......

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T'was the Night Before Christmas... 

 (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, may he forgive my doggerel...)

...and all through the shop,
all we minions were working,
   until ready to drop.

The ebooks were flying,
the covers were spare,
The edits were crazy,
   with "one more thing I must share!"

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old Saint Nick,
But Hitch made us work,
   Waving 'round an old stick!

So slave we all did,
And made all your books,
So that Hitch would say now,
   that we're off the hook.

Come today we're off,
to rest up our fingers,
Our hats we will doff,
   No books they do linger.

But we'll all be back,
Don't give it a thought,
for like all wage slaves,
   we're easily bought.

We'll be back on the fifth,
all eager and fresh,
All ready for you,
   after a well-deserved rest.

So Hitch wants to say,
very strongly and loud,
THANKS ALL YOU GUYS,
  you're the best type of crowd.

Indy and Len and Hitch and the gang,
will be back on the 5th,
to do books with a BANG!

In the meantime don't worry,
if you're in a hurry,
'cuz some poor guy got stuck
   sitting here like a duck.

Your emails we'll receive,
so no need to grieve.
We'll be a bit slow,
but we're raring to go.

Your books will be worked on,
your edits still made,
we're just resting a bit,
   before we all fade.

So please excuse the delays;
It won't be for days;
we'll jump on your queries,
   for your wondrous new series.

We waited for Santa,
'Cuz we love old St. Nick,
And sure 'nuff he came,
   It wasn't a trick.

And as he rode off,
into the night,
I could swear I heard Hitch yell,
   "That Edit's Not Right!"

~~~~~~~~~~

We'll be back on the morning of January 5th; we'll be here parttime between now and then, thanks.